A Royal Solomon Islands Police Force cap. Photo credit: SIBC.

A Royal Solomon Islands Police Force cap. Photo credit: SIBC.

Police have recovered $187,000.00 of the money robbed from the ANZ ATM machine at the Kwaimani building in July this year.

A defence Counsel who was representing one of the men accused of being part of the robbery revealed this to a Principle Magistrate this morning.

The defence Counsel, Wayne Ghemu told the Principle Magistrate he has received disclosures from the Police Prosecution showing one hundred and $87,000.00 recovered by Police.

He said $260,000.00 was the total sum reported to have been robbed from the ATM machine.

Mr Ghemu says only five to ten percent of the stolen money is still at large.

He added Police have also failed to recover the weapon alleged to have been used in the robbery according to the disclosures.

Meanwhile, two of the accused who were remanded in custody pleaded not guilty to the charges against them this morning and were later released on bail.

They were charged with one count of robbery and one count of malicious damage each.

A third accused who was also present in Court was not ready to take his plea.

Two other accused are still on the run and police are continuing their search for them.

A pre-trial conference for the case will take place on the 18th of this month.

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